Schulz and Sotomayor Attain Certification

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Schulz and Sotomayor Attain Certification


Melissa Low

Alexandria, VA –The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) announces the two newest club management professionals to attain the designation of Certified Club Manager (CCM). The CCM designation indicates that a club management professional has completed a rigorous course of study and training and shows a dedication to proficiency and expertise in club management.

James Schulz, CCM, American Yacht Club, Rye, NY, and Marco Sotomayor, CCM, The Thermal Club, La Quinta, CA, successfully met all CCM requirements in May or June.

Established in 1965, the CCM designation is a valuable, internationally recognized, and widely respected mark of a manager’s commitment to professional development and the club industry, recognized as the hallmark of professionalism in club management. To receive the CCM designation, one must invest time in specified requirements including more than 300 hours of education; attend at least one World Conference; and maintain activity within their local chapter. After these conditions have been met, the individual must pass the CCM Exam, covering all ten competencies of club management.

Attainment of the CCM title shows a long-term commitment to professional development and club management. Approximately one-third of US club management professionals hold this designation. 

For more information on the CCM designation and requirements, please visit

About CMAA
Founded in 1927, the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,800 members throughout the US and internationally. Our members contribute to the success of more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town, and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations. Under the covenants of professionalism, education, leadership, and community, CMAA continues to extend its reach as the leader in the club management practice. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 42 professional chapters and more than 40 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at